ERIC Number: ED371062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Program for Disadvantaged Youth. Review and Strategy.
Mizell, M. Hayes; And Others
This paper reviews the evolution of the Program for Disadvantaged Youth since 1988, describes its accomplishments and lessons learned, and suggests new directions for the Program to build on its experiences. The Program for Disadvantaged Youth rejects many of the stereotypes about the needs and abilities of young adolescents, many of which are the result of low expectations, as it works to reform urban schools and encourage them to raise expectations of students. Over the course of the project, funding has been provided at various levels for schools in (1) Baltimore (Maryland); (2) Louisville (Kentucky); (3) Oakland (California); (4) San Diego (California); (5) Milwaukee (Wisconsin); (6) Chattanooga (Tennessee); (7) Jackson (Mississippi); and (8) Long Beach (California). Some documented improvements in student achievement and a number of lessons learned about program management and expectations have resulted in recommendations for program improvement. The focus on middle schools is projected to continue, building on what has been learned while the name of the program will be changed to the Program for Student Achievement. A note attached to the study explains that the sponsoring organization approved the recommendations and will be funding the program under its new name. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A